Raise Your Expectations
You show your emotions to the world with your face—smiling, laughing, frowning, or even raising an eyebrow. Unfortunately, as you age and your skin loses its elasticity, these expressions can make their mark in the form of wrinkles on your forehead and between your brows. At the same time, gravity can take its toll on the delicate tissues around your eyes. Forehead wrinkles and a sagging brow can make you look older, or even tired or angry. If you are bothered by wrinkles on your forehead or loss of lift in your brow area, a brow lift at Orange County Surgical Specialists in Mission Viejo, CA, offers a targeted solution that can take years off of your face. Our minimally invasive brow lift delivers amazing smoothing, elevation, and definition with a very short recovery time.
Minimally Invasive Options
A brow lift elevates the forehead and eyebrows, smoothing out lines and opening up the eyes for a more youthful, alert appearance. Reza Bolourian, M.D., F.A.C.S., specializes in performing brow lifts using a minimally invasive endoscopic approach, accessing the tissues of the upper face via tiny incisions. This means you can achieve a beautifully smoothed and lifted forehead with a shorter recovery time and no visible scarring.
In most cases, Dr. Bolourian will recommend an endoscopic brow lift. In this technique, tiny incisions created in the scalp allow for the introduction of a high-tech camera-guided scope. Dr. Bolourian lifts the forehead and places a tiny fixation screw using the endoscopic device. This approach has the advantage of a reduced recovery time and no scarring along the hairline.
The traditional version of a brow lift is the coronal brow lift (aka, pretrichial brow lift). In this procedure, your surgeon creates an incision at the top of the forehead along the hairline, providing access to the forehead area. Dr. Bolourian generally favors the endoscopic approach, but in certain cases, a coronal brow lift might be the better option. He will assess your individual needs and goals to determine which procedure is best for you.
Many people notice rounding or hooding of the corners of the eyes. This means there may be drooping of the most lateral part of the eyebrows. A temporal or lateral brow lift takes advantage of a small incision hidden in the hair line. A specifically designed instrument is then used to elevate the tail of the eye brows. The temporal brow lift approach is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that will provide a youthful “fox tail” brow appearance.
A Smooth and Serene Forehead
A brow lift can address multiple issues at once:
These problem areas will be lifted and beautifully smoothed, giving your entire face a more youthful appearance. In addition, the minimally invasive endoscopic approach comes with a shorter recovery time, meaning you will soon be able to get back to your routine enjoying your refreshed look.
A Brighter, Tighter Eye Area
If you are interested in learning what a brow lift can do for you, schedule a consultation with us today. Dr. Bolourian, will assess your needs, answer any questions, and recommend a course of treatment. If you live outside of the Orange County area and plan on traveling for care, ask about a virtual consultation. We look forward to working alongside you to achieve your most revitalized, confident self.
What to Expect
A brow lift is an outpatient procedure, which Mission Viejo cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bolourian, performs in our state-of-the-art surgical facility. For your comfort, local anesthesia is administered along with twilight sedation. Depending on the type of brow lift being performed, Dr. Bolourian will create incisions either on the scalp or along the hairline. In the endoscopic approach, he accesses the tissues of the forehead with a tiny camera-guided scope, which he uses to lift and reposition the muscle tissue and remove any excess skin. He then closes the incisions with sutures. After surgery, we will monitor you in our comfortable recovery area until it is time for you to go home.
The Ultimate Forehead Refresh
The lines and wrinkles on your forehead will be dramatically reduced. Your eyebrows will be elevated and may look more shapely and well-defined. Sagging and fullness in the upper eyelid area will be reduced, and your eyes will have a more open, alert appearance. When it comes to patient satisfaction with our brow lifts Mission Viejo area residents and out-of-towners alike have been highly satisfied with their refreshed and revitalized look.
Make sure to follow your aftercare instructions carefully, which will include sleeping with your head elevated for a couple of days. You will start out with bandages on your forehead, which typically come off in one to two days. Bruising and swelling are normal and should diminish completely after two to three weeks. You may use ice packs to help with swelling. In early recovery, you may also have a feeling of numbness or tightness in the treatment area. However, pain is typically very minimal. Dr. Bolourian will remove your stitches in one to two weeks. At this point, most residual swelling will have subsided, and you will be able to see your beautiful results.
The total cost of a brow lift varies based on the details of your procedure. In general, a brow lift costs between $6,000 and $8,000.
While individual variations in physiology and lifestyle make it impossible to say precisely how long results will last, most patients enjoy a visible lift in the brow area for a decade or more. In a sense, the procedure rewinds the clock, undoing lines and sagging and dramatically slowing the aging process in the brow area.
Our goal is to improve your quality of life by giving you the power to be your best self. We work tirelessly to provide the safest and most state-of-the-art care. You deserve to look and feel your best every day. We can help you enhance your unique appeal to give you a boost of confidence and pride in your appearance. We believe that when you look and feel your best, it shows in every area of your life. Dr. Bolourian and the team at Orange County Surgical Specialists are on hand to help you understand your options and craft results that make you shine from the inside out. Schedule your consultation today.
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